oro blanco

Pronunciation: [OH-roh BLAHN-koh]

Spanish for "white gold," the oro blanco is a pomelo hybrid developed in 1958. This bright yellow fruit is grapefruit-size and has a thick pomelolike rind and a sweet, almost seedless flesh. Choose fruit that's heavy for its size. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, in the refrigerator for up to a month.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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